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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:37 PM   #226
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Since switching my ATV3 from wifi to wired a few weeks ago, I haven't had to restart iTunes once. Used to be a daily thing.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 02:59 AM   #227
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mine is dropping again
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 07:46 AM   #228
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Mine is STILL dropping as well (I'm wired) but I think I can live with it until the next version of iTunes comes out. Hopefully then things will be better. On top of that my ATV1 server is crapping out, time to upgrade to a MacMini I think.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:34 AM   #229
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are people still experiencing this problem?
I was getting this, and switched from wired to Wifi, and it seemed to fix it. Just put in new Cat5e cable to ATV and would like to hook it up, but obviously not if this is still ongoing!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:49 AM   #230
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are people still experiencing this problem?
I was getting this, and switched from wired to Wifi, and it seemed to fix it. Just put in new Cat5e cable to ATV and would like to hook it up, but obviously not if this is still ongoing!
Mine are wired and, since the last software updates to the ATVs and iTunes respectively, have been rock solid. They even stay off when they're supposed to be off.

I do have my "host" machine's CPU set to never sleep. This may also have something to do with it.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:10 AM   #231
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I think the issue is that the Apple TV is not "waking" the machine hosting the videos.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:34 AM   #232
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I think the issue is that the Apple TV is not "waking" the machine hosting the videos.
I believe (but can't be sure) that the system was stable before I set the CPU to never sleep (which was necessitated by ML's habit of sleeping the CPU even though Handbrake was in the middle of a job).

As I typically have an HB job running most evenings, I'm not in a position to test this out.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 05:21 AM   #233
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Talking Homesharing maybe working?

I've been trying desperately to transfer my Itunes library from my Mbp to a new windows computer with an external drive to no avail after I upgraded to Windows 8 so I tried homesharing...it worked for a bit then the windows computer will somehow suddenly restart after going to sleep and Itunes would close all by itself. I've looked all over the forums and have tried something on my own which seems to have worked so far...connect as you normally do to home sharing only in preferences make sure your host computer is set to stay awake do not let it sleep. It has worked for me so far. Good luck
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 10:38 PM   #234
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I was having the problem until I set computer sleep to "never". Otherwise I had to reboot the Apple TV to reconnect.

Must be a Power Nap issue. Hopefully iTunes 11 will fix it.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:08 AM   #235
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I've been using the Apple TV for just under a week now. It's been perfect so far but last night it gave me an error saying it can't find any content in the given library. It was very weird. I skipped around some settings, flicked back and fourth and ultimately decided to sleep the ATV and then turn it back on again. It worked. I can't understand what was wrong before but if I have to do this more than once, it'll get very annoying.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:29 AM   #236
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Since the last ATV software update I have not had a problem with this issue.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:04 AM   #237
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I don't have apple TV, but homesharing doesn't work on my ipad at all. I think it has something to do with the new iTunes and the OS 6
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:34 PM   #238
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I was about to give up on home sharing, bought an AirPort Extreme as a last resort and swapped out my old router, now works like a charm.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:48 PM   #239
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I was about to give up on home sharing, bought an AirPort Extreme as a last resort and swapped out my old router, now works like a charm.
Same here. As soon as I put an apple router on, it works every time.

I have tried many different routers and apple is the only one that works without fail.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:46 PM   #240
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 PM   #241
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Hi, I recently replaced my Apple TV 2 for a 3rd generation model, simple swap out, everything else the same.

I'm now experiencing drop outs while watching films streamed from my iTunes library whereas with the 2nd Gen there was never a problem.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:15 PM   #242
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I have had this for a little while now.

I have a 09 iMac, itunes 11, OS X 10.8.2

ATV 2 with latest

Wired network.

If the iMac goes to sleep, the ATV will lose it. Waking the mac usually takes care of it.

There is another issue, where it loses the mac, that some times requires a hard boot of the ATV by unplugging it. I only do this if nothing works on the mac.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:54 PM   #243
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I'd been hoping iTunes 11 would fix this problem, but it didn't. As noted in another thread, 11.0.1 seems to fix it for one person at least. Can anyone else verify this?

For the record, my ATV 2 couldn't connect to Home Sharing unless I woke up my Mac and restarted the ATV, but it could maintain a connection even if the Mac went to sleep.

Then a power surge bricked by ATV 2 and I had to get an ATV 3, but it couldn't connect, or maintain, a connection if the Mac was asleep.

Hoping iTunes 11.0.1 is the magic bullet ...
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 10:21 AM   #244
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Go on your Apple TV and set the ip and all network settings to manual. I did this an it fixes the problem . What happens is hole your devise is connected to Apple TV , if the settings are set to automatic, the Apple TV's up changes and yo loose on connection to it so if you set it to manual, you stay connected. I just got an Apple TV a week ago and I did this and now whenever I am connected to wifi, even if my Apple TV is sleeping. I can use home sharing to control it with the remote
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Old Jul 9, 2013, 10:21 AM   #245
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Go on your Apple TV and set the ip and all network settings to manual. I did this an it fixes the problem . What happens is hole your devise is connected to Apple TV , if the settings are set to automatic, the Apple TV's up changes and yo loose on connection to it so if you set it to manual, you stay connected. I just got an Apple TV a week ago and I did this and now whenever I am connected to wifi, even if my Apple TV is sleeping. I can use home sharing to control it with the remote
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Old Jul 9, 2013, 11:17 AM   #246
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I just never shut it off. Supposedly it takes little power anyways. This fixed it for me.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 04:52 AM   #247
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Are you guys talking about Homeshaering of Sony? If so.. How do you guys get that software to work.. (Sorry a littlebit off topic)
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 06:34 AM   #248
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They are talking about iTunes Home Sharing with the Apple TV.
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